How To Wash Clothing By Hand
What Is The Best Way To Wash Clothes By Hand?
Easy Steps Of Washing Clothes By Hand
1) Prepare Water For Washing
Fill the water into a sink, washbasin or bathtub - it has to be at the temperature at which it is recommended to wash on the clothing. Add detergent - powder (harder to dissolve) or gel to the water and foam the water by hand. (If you put clothes in an empty sink and pour detergent on it and then drop water on it, the water jet can damage the sensitive fibres and wash off the detergent much harder.)
2) Check The Water Temperature
Check the symbols on clothing labels. Some pieces can withstand only very low washing temperatures up to 30 ° C. If you expose them to higher temperatures, they could shrink, colours could run or be damaged otherwise.
3) Sorting The Laundry
We recommend sorting the laundry according to colours (at minimum white, coloured and dark, or according to more specific colours). Wash materials such as wool, cashmere, silk or lace completely separately.
4) Soaking The Laundry
After putting the clothes in the water, first, let it soak properly and soak for at least 10-15 minutes.
5) Hand Wash
Do not rub the laundry too aggressively (and don’t use utensils such hard brushes) to avoid damaging the fibres of the fabric. Squeeze and wash the laundry well to loosen as much dirt as possible. For stained clothing, use a stain remover (designed for the fabric), rub it into the laundry several times and let it soak. Wash dirt laundry (socks, underwear) completely separately and add a slightly larger amount of detergent.
6) Rinsing Clothing
Once you have the laundry washed, you need to get the detergent completely out of the fabric. Fill the sink with clean water. Rinse the laundry until you get rid of the detergent. If necessary, soak clean water again and repeat the procedure until the water stops foaming. Do not leave the clothing under flowing water - it could damage the more sensitive fibres of the fabric.
7) Spin Drying (Tumble Dry)
You already have the laundry washed, rinsed and now you need to dry it as much as possible so that it can be hung. How do you do this? Do not twist with force, as this can permanently destroy even relatively sturdy pieces of fabric. The fibres in them break or stretch. Carefully squeeze the water out of the laundry.
Place the laundry on a dry towel, fold it or roll it and press it firmly several times.
8) Drying Clothes
The already squeezed laundry now only needs to be dried properly. Again, carefully follow the instructions on the label, which will tell you what the right way is.